Clubs & Support Groups

Caring for a loved one can often take its toll and at Trafford Carers Centre we don’t want to see any carer not getting the support they need.

At Trafford Carers Centre we run a number of activity groups, support groups and forums that you can get involved with.

If you would like to attend any of the groups why not speak to our Health & Wellbeing Centre Manager Andrea on 0161 478 0173

NB: The groups/activities below are regular groups.

 

Mondays

  • Art ClubIMG_8223

10:00am – 1:00pm

Based at Trafford Carers Centre 19B School Road, M33 7XX and led by talented artist Tony, a carer himself.

The group is of mixed abilities and most carers in the group had never put a paintbrush to canvas prior to joining the group.

  • Gardening Group

10:00am – 1:00pm

The group meet (weather permitting) at Gorse Hill Allotments, Burleigh Road, Stretford, M32 0QL to maintain a sought after allotment plot.IMG_7474

They regularly grow vegetables throughout the year and you don’t have to be green fingered to join in the fun.

Our regular gardeners can help to settle you in and you’ll be a regular Alan Titchmarsh within weeks.

During the winter months the group meet at the Health & Wellbeing Centre for coffee a natter and even some board games.

Thank you to Old Trafford & Stretford Locality Partnership who recently awarded £1596 to fund the garden group until July 2017.

  • Carers Coffee & Drop-In

10:00am – 12:00pm

Takes place at the Health & Wellbeing Centre, 2a Curzon Road, Sale, M33 7DR.

Carers can just call in for a coffee and a chat. It is a very informal setting in a relaxing and friendly environment.

  • FLAMES support group

1:00 – 2:30pm

A support group which is run by Phoenix Futures at Health & Wellbeing Centre, 2a Curzon Road, Sale, M33 7DR

The group is for family members, friends or significant others who have been affected by someone’s addiction.

  • Mental Health Group

1:00pm – 2:00pm / 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Mental Health Support group meet typically the 3rd Monday of the month with start times alternating to ensure working carers have more opportunity to join the group.

This is a very informal group all about sharing experiences, raising issues affecting you and just having a relaxed chat with other carers of people with mental health needs.

For the latest times and dates click here

  • Carers Choir

4:15pm – 5:40pmIMG_9618

The Carers Choir was formed in 2013 and they will all confess that they had no singing ability before they joined. They meet on a weekly basis at Sale West Community Centre, Aintree Drive, Sale.

The choir is for carers of all singing ability and is led by Choir Master and trained vocalist Lucy.

The choir also perform at care homes and other venues throughout the year.

Thank you to Make Sale Smile Locality Partnership who recently awarded £1300 to fund Lucy’s tuition fee until July 2017.

 

Tuesday’s

  • Mindful Yoga

11:00am – 12:00pm

Based at Health & Wellbeing Centre, 2a Curzon Road, Sale, M33 7DR.

A way for carers to unwind from stressful caring responsibilities and remain physically active.

 

Wednesday’s

  • Young Carers Groups

5:30pm – 7:00pmyoung carers 3

There are 2 groups that are run by the Young Carers Project and they are led by our Young Carers Casework Navigators Kirsty Round and Alison Jeapes. The groups run on alternate weeks and quite regularly

Younger Children’s Group for carers aged 5-12 years

Teenagers and Young Adults for carers aged 13 – 24

Activities differ from week to week and thanks to grants from Carers Trust, Key 103, Urmston District of Scouts, Altrincham District of Scouts, IJS Consultancy and staff at Trafford Housing Trust the groups are often taken on day trips.

  • Geneology Group

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Held twice a month at two venues the geneolgy groupo invites you to dig into your family history and discover your roots.

Group 1 takes place the first Wednesday of the month at Broomwood Community Centre, Mainwood Road, Altrincham, WA15 7JU

Group 2 takes place at Newhaven, Tulip Drive, Timperley, Altrincham, WA15 6LN.

  • Bereavement Support Group 

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Health & Wellbeing Centre, 2a Curzon Road, Sale, M33 7XX.

The Bereavement Suppot Group is a friendly informal session open to all carers who have lost someone they have cared for.

  • Flower Arranging Group

10:00am – 1:00pm

Held on the last Wednesday of the month (excluding August and December) a group of carers are invited to learn how to put various displays together using a variety of plants and materials.

The group, led by one of our carers, is held at Trafford Carers Centre, 19B School Road, Sale, M33 7XX and always has great attendance.

 

Thursdays

  • Carers Coffee & Drop-In

2:00am – 4:00pm

Takes place at the Health & Wellbeing Centre, 2a Curzon Road, Sale, M33 7DR.

Carers can just call in for a coffee and a chat. It is a very informal setting in a relaxing and friendly environment.

  • B&ME Carer Support Group

1:00pm – 3:00pm

This is a relatively new support group held at Trafford Carers Centre, 19B School Road, Sale, M33 7XX on the 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding December).

The group provides a space for members of the community to discuss their needs and to access a range of support from Trafford Carers Centre.

 

Fridays

  • Craft Group

10:00am – 1:00pm

Whether it just be for a natter or to learn some new crafting skills the craft group welcomes people of all abilities to join them. From card making to crafting jewellery pieces there is something for everyone and it is all done over a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer!) and lots of biscuits.

The group meets at Trafford Carers Centre, 19B School Road, Sale, M33 7XX

  • LGBT Group

6:00pm – 7:00pm

The group established in February 2016, is to offer personal, tailored support to carers considered to be part of a minority group and who, because of their sexuality, experience additional challenges when accessing support.

The group offers a friendly community and informal space to LGBT carers where you can meet others and share similar experiences.

 

For all the up to date groups please click here